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Sat. May. 19

Just Between Friends Community Kids Sale

Everything for kids & more: furniture, strollers, high chars, carseats, ride-em toys, bikes, toddler beds, exersaucers, infant items, bedding, kids, teen & maternity clothing, costumes, shoes, DVDs, electronics, books, and toys. Learn more…

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds
225 Edward St.
Chippewa Falls

Age: All Ages

Sat. May. 19

Bread and Roses

Inspired by Rose Schneiderman who said, “The worker must have bread, but she must have roses, too." encouraging everyone to think beyond just survival and to believe we should have art too. Enjoy illustrations by fashion designers like…

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8am-1pm Sat. May. 19

Menomonie Farmers Market

Features local produce, meats, breads, berries, herbs, desserts and baked goods, spices, handcrafted items, arts & crafts. Kids activities, hot lunches, and music performances.

Menomonie Market Food Co-op
814 Main St. East
Menomonie

Age: All Ages

8am-7pm Sat. May. 19

Veterans & Home Front Heroes Appreciation Week

This Living Heritage Legacy Tour will cherish past Heritage & future Legacy – at 50 plus locations. Another 27 moving Salutes will be performed on the route.“What really happened behind the scenes and beneath the radar screen”, will be…

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9:15am-2pm Sat. May. 19

CPR/AED/First Aid Training

First Aid and CPR / AED courses are designed to teach the basic life support skills needed to render emergency care when needed. The knowledge of what to do in an emergency, and perhaps even more importantly, what not to do could make the…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $70, Community $95

Age: 15+

10am Sat. May. 19

"Friendship" Arrow String Art Workshop

For this workshop, artists will create a unique arrow design as well as a felt flower bundle to adorn the arrow. Because of the cultural significance of this symbol, there will be a discount for friends who sign up together.

Blue Canvas Art Studio
930 Galloway Street - Banbury Place Building 13, Suite 16
Eau Claire

Cost: $25 for 1, $20 for 2 or more tickets

10am-1pm Sat. May. 19

25th Annual Mutt Strut N' Tabby Trot 5K Fun Run & Pet Walk

Registration is at 10am and the Run/Walk start at 11am. Participating pets must be up-to-date on rabies vaccination and be leashed. Event also includes a bounce house, pet expo, kid's games, silent auctions, basket raffles and concessions.…

Dunn County Fairgrounds - Fanetti Community Center
620 17th Street SE
Menomonie

Cost: $25 per person or $50 for a family (2+)

Age: All Ages

10am-3pm Sat. May. 19

Kickin it in the Park: Walk for NF

A fun filled family event that is organized by local families to bring awareness and funding to fight Neurofibromatosis. This year's walk will be hosted by Alex & Cora of WAXX 104.5's Morning show. Form a team or walk as an individual. Dress…

Irvine Park Main Pavilion
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE for age 3 and under, $12 for age 4-12, $20 GA registration before 5/11, $25 after 5/11

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Sat. May. 19

Chippewa Valley Watercolor Artists Group Show

This collective show features artwork from members of the Chippewa Valley Watercolor Artists group, showcasing techniques that range from traditional watercolor, to experimental and mixed media. These area artists bring different backgrounds…

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10-11:30am Sat. May. 19

Youth Artist Workshops

Enhance your creativity and arts ability at the YMCA. Each month, a guest artist will lead a small group of students in a project of their own design. An exclusive opportunity to work one-on-one with a talented local creator.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $30, Community $42

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Sat. May. 19

Invention Convention STEM Fair

Students of the Invention Convention program have been learning about and experimenting with all things STEM, and now, they have designed and completed their very own unique and exciting projects.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $2

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Sat. May. 19

ArtMobile at Oakwood Mall

The ARTmobile connects children to the visual arts with fun and relevant art projects that have an educational aspect to them.

Oakwood Mall
4800 Golf Rd
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-1:30pm Sat. May. 19

Live Music: Fred Hable

Tempo favorite Fred Hable makes a daylight appearance this Saturday. Enjoy the The Baby Grand piano and guzzle coffee.

Caffe Tempo
315 E Madison St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11-11:30am Sat. May. 19

Earth's Wild Ride (Planetarium Show)

Take a wild ride through the history of planet Earth. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside Failsafe 30 minutes prior to the start of the show.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire
220 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

11am-2pm Sat. May. 19

32nd Fido & Friends Fun Run/Walk

Presented by Smarty Paws Agility. Pre-register and collect pledges for the homeless animals in Chippewa Valley The run/walk beings at noon. Activities include; dog demonstrations, silly pet tricks, sponsor and educational booths, 50/50 cash…

Carson Park - Pine Pavilion
741 Pavilion Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $30 Run/Walk Registration

Age: All Ages

11:30am-noon Sat. May. 19

Earth's Wild Ride (Planetarium Show)

Take a wild ride through the history of planet Earth. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside Failsafe 30 minutes prior to the start of the show.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire
220 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

noon-5pm Sat. May. 19

Serious Art: Terry Meyer and Holli Jacobson

Artists Terry Meyer and Holli Jacobson don't take themselves too seriously. That's evident in their artwork. Terry paints horses, landscapes and sailboats, often in an abstract form; Holli paints with whimsical abstract shape and attitude.

200 Main - Gallery & Studios
200 Main St.
Eau Claire

noon-2pm Sat. May. 19

Making Marks: Art Class for Children

Three sessions for each age group.Class will explore both drawing and painting, gaining experience with different types of mark making. Real art materials will be provided. Pleas wear clothing that can get messy in the process of our…

Arts Coming Together: School of the Arts
107 Wilson Court
Menomonie

Cost: $15

Age: Apr.5-8 Sprouts; May 9-16 Twigs

2-5pm Sat. May. 19

Live Music at Autumn Harvest Winery

Enjoy live music on the patio at Autumn Harvest Winery & Orchard. It’s recommended to bring your own seating in case the patio fills up

Autumn Harvest Winery
19947 Cty Hwy J
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

4-8pm Sat. May. 19

Together Farms Burger Night

Burger Nights are a unique, casual night at Together Farms. Burgers are made right on the farm using their 100% grass-fed beef. Also serving slaw, fries, beer, wine, and more. Relax by the bonfire, check-out the farm animals, and live music…

Together Farms
W93 Norden Rd
Mondovi

Cost: FREE to attend; Burgers are $11-13

Age: All Ages

5pm Sat. May. 19

Eau Claire Cavaliers Baseball

See a hometown baseball game with the Eau Claire Cavaliers baseball team. May 16, 7:30-10pm vs. Tilden Tigers May 19, 5-9pm vs. Brill Millers May 23, 7:30-10:30pm vs. Cadott Red Sox May 27, 3-6pm vs. Sparta Miller May 28, 1-3pm…

Carson Park
100 Carson Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $5 adults; $1 students 18 & under; children 5 & under FREE; season ticket options available

Age: All ages

5:30-8:30pm Sat. May. 19

Mark Croft at Northwoods Brew Pub

An award-winning singer/songwriter and acoustic guitarist who has always been unafraid to break the genre barriers. You'll hear variety of musical styles and blends them into his own pop, roots & Americana

Northwoods Brewpub & Grill
50819 West St.
Osseo

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages with Parent/Guardian

6-10pm Sat. May. 19

2nd Annual Benefit for Eau Claire Adult Special Olympics

Family Friendly Pro Wrestling returns to the Eagles Club with a benefit for Eau Claire Adult Special Olympics & The 2018 Lyndon Cartman Memorial Tournament to crown the first Heavyweight Champion.

Eagles Club Banquet Hall
2588 US-53 BUS
Chippewa Falls

Cost: General Admission $12; $2 Discount for Special Olympians & Military; Kids 6 & Under Free w/ Paid Adult

Age: All Ages

6-9pm Sat. May. 19

Summer Reading Kick Off with Irie Sol

Chippewa Falls Public Library Summer Reading Program Kick off Libraries Rock. Featuring the music of Irie Sol in conjunction with the Cruise In Car Show.

Harmony Courtyard
219 N. Bridge St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-10pm Sat. May. 19

Lifeguard Training

Learn the skills to recognize, prevent, and respond to aquatic emergencies. The course certifications include Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer (valid 2 years).

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $185, Community $225

Age: 16+

7-9:30pm Sat. May. 19

Vicky Emerson & Sarah Morris are The Homefires

Don't miss these two critically acclaimed singer/songwriters pairing up to light your fire. Each established touring artists in their own right, together they've unearthed a gorgeous new sound.

Widespot Performing Arts Center
N2030 Spring St.
Stockholm

Cost: $15 Reserved, $18 At the Door (availability not guaranteed)

Age: All Ages

7:30-9pm Sat. May. 19

Bill W. and Dr. Bob - Story of the Two Men Who Pioneered Alcoholics Anonymous

In 1929, famous New York stockbroker Bill Wilson crashes with the stock market and becomes a hopeless drunk. Dr. Bob Smith, a surgeon from Ohio, has also been an alcoholic for thirty years, often going into the operating room with a hangover.…

The Heyde Center for the Arts
3 South High St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: Adults $14, seniors $13, youth $7

Age: All Ages

8-9pm Sat. May. 19

Hobbs Observatory Astronomical Series

Programs on various astronomical related topics are presented CVAS members and invited guests. Programs run 45-60 minutes in length. Check the website for upcoming topics. Observing follows programs if skies are clear.

Hobbs Observatory
In Beaver Creek Reserve, S1 Cty Hwy K
Fall Creek

Cost: Free. Dontations accepted

The Chippewa Valley Family calendar is sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System of Eau Claire